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Anton Chekhov, perhaps better known as a world famous classical playwright for works such as "Uncle Vanya" and "The Cherry Orchard" was also a prolific short story writer. "The Schoolmaster and Other Stories" is one of several of his collections. It's a compilation of 30 short stories. Some bizarre, some comical but all very interesting. (Summary by William Tomcho) Archived from iTunes at...
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Having left Sherlock Holmes apparently deceased at the conclusion of The Final Problem (in The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes), we now find that he is alive after all! In this collection, first published in 1905, the great detective causes Watson to faint (The Empty House), demonstrates that cryptography is elementary (The Dancing Men), and gets engaged (Charles Augustus Milverton). Join in the fun as Holmes deduces his way through these thirteen adventures. (summary by Laurie Anne Walden) Archived...
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Malavoglia, I by VERGA, Giovanni
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I Malavoglia è il titolo del romanzo più conosciuto dello scrittore siciliano Giovanni Verga, pubblicato a Milano dall'editore Treves nel 1881. Il romanzo narra la storia di una famiglia di pescatori che vive e lavora ad Aci Trezza, un piccolo paese siciliano nei pressi di Catania. Il romanzo ha un'impostazione corale, e rappresenta personaggi uniti dalla stessa cultura ma divisi dalle loro diverse scelte di vita, soverchiate comunque da un destino ineluttabile. Lo scrittore adotta la tecnica...
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The hearty, all-American Rover Boys sail by yacht to Africa in search of their kidnapped father. (Summary by BellonaTimes) Archived from iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/rover-boys-on-the-ocean-the-by-winfield-arthur-m/id668309020. Items in this collection are restricted.
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The novel tells of a young man named Dorian Gray, the subject of a painting by artist Basil Hallward. Basil is impressed by Dorian's beauty and becomes infatuated with him, believing his beauty is responsible for a new mode in his art. Dorian meets Lord Henry Wotton, a friend of Basil's, and becomes enthralled by Lord Henry's world view. Espousing a new hedonism, Lord Henry suggests the only things worth pursuing in life are beauty and fulfillment of the senses. Realizing that one day his...
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More William by CROMPTON, Richmal
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The second of Crompton's series of 39 books about William Brown, our cheeky 11 year-old protagonist. A hero to some, a dastardly villain to others, this book is structured round a year in his life. Starting with William waking up on Christmas morning and ending with him going to sleep the following Christmas Eve, there are the usual round of misadventures, misunderstanding and general mayhem in between. When a boy like William wakes up under a motto that says "A Busy Day Is A Happy...
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A poor family is surprised with an infant on their doorstep on New Year’s Eve with a note and monetary support requesting them to raise the child. Eight years later, the child is stolen and the family is put into more trouble trying to find her. This is a story of how love and good morals are reward with a fairy tale “happily ever after” ending. (Summary by Sharon Kilmer) Archived from iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/timothy-crumps-ward-by-alger-jr-horatio/id665704271. Items...
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Skylark Three by SMITH, E. E.
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This is a sequel to The Skylark of Space. The novel concerns Richard Seaton and his allies who have encounters with aliens while fighting DuQuesne and the Fenachrone..(Introduction by wikipedia) Archived from iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/skylark-three-by-smith-e-e/id427360398. Items in this collection are restricted.
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Persuasion (version 5) by AUSTEN, Jane
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Persuasion is a regency Cinderella-esque tale of a young woman, the beautiful Anne Elliot, who is persuaded from marrying the Naval officer of her heart. It is now almost nine years since she rejected him. Bonaparte has abdicated and England's sailors return home covered in glory. Fredrick Wentworth is now a rich and highly eligible sea captain and the two are curiously thrown together. Will their forgotten affection blossom anew? Or has the captain found another? (Summary by rlowalrus)...
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Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog), published in 1889, is a humorous account by Jerome K. Jerome of a boating holiday on the Thames between Kingston and Oxford. The book was initially intended to be a serious travel guide, with accounts of local history along the route, but the humorous elements took over to the point where the serious and somewhat sentimental passages seem a distraction to the comic novel. One of the most praised things about Three Men in a Boat is how undated it...
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This is a short novel published in 1895 and based vaguely on the battle of Chancellorsville of the American Civil War. Unlike other works on the subject, Crane's novel does not concentrate on the big picture or the glory of war but on the psychology of one of its soldiers. Archived from iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/red-badge-of-courage-the-by-crane-stephen/id737311681. Items in this collection are restricted.
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Drugi zbiór opowiadań przedwojennego pisarza specjalizującego się w opowieściach niesamowitych. Tym razem czytelnik otrzymuje 6 historii, które udzielą zaskakujących odpowiedzi na takie pytania jak: co to za dziwny zapach unosi się w miejscu pełnym róż? czy miejsce może przesiąknąć szaleństwem? co oznacza niezwykła scena widziana w oknie pewnego domu? a także kilka innych. (Summary by Piotr Nater) Archived from iTunes at...
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Gevoel en Verstand by AUSTEN, Jane
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Nederlandse vertaling (uit 1922) van "Sense and Sensibility" door Gonne Loman-van Uildriks (1863-1921). Dit is Jane Austen's eerste gepubliceerde roman, over twee zussen, Elinor en Marianne Dashwood en hun geluk en verdriet in de liefde en alle verwikkelingen van dien - vol van Austen's gebruikelijke droge humor en ironische blik op de (toenmalige) maatschappij. Proef-luisteraars: Marcel Coenders en Ans Wink. Archived from iTunes at...
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Skin Game, The by GALSWORTHY, John
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A small play in three acts. A kind of comic tragedy. The plot tells the story of the interaction between two very different families in rural England just after the end of the First World War. Squire Hillcrist lives in the manor house where his family has lived for generations. He has a daughter, Jill, who is in her late teens; and a wife, Amy, as well as servants and retainers. He is "old money", although his finances are at a bit of low ebb. The other family is the "nouveau...
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Little Mag Jessup is an orphan girl who works hard as a servant in Mrs. Perkins' boarding house to earn her keep. She has no education, except what she has picked up on her own. Her future looks unchanging until she is given, on a whim, a devotional book called "Little Pillows," in which she learns that she is valuable to God as His child. She endures trials from many fronts and the prejudice of haughty, rich Margaret, with whom she has more in common than she thinks, on her journey...
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Martyred Armenia by EL-GHUSEIN, Fa'iz
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This is a first hand account of the Armenian Genocide written by a Syrian who had been a Turkish official for three and a half years. His accounts tell of the worst of humanity, and also of the noblest. The noble include families who courageously support each other in the face of death, and Turks who refuse to follow orders to kill, knowing that they shall be executed themselves for their defiance. The genocide occurred just before and during World War I, and estimates as to the number of...
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Mr. Standfast by BUCHAN, John
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This is the third of Buchan's Richard Hannay novels, following The Thirty-nine Steps and Greenmantle. Set, like Greenmantle, durinig World War I, it deals Brigadier-General Hannay's recall from the Western Front, to engage in espionage, and forced (much to his chagrin) to pose as a pacifist. He becomes a South African conscientious objector, using the name Cornelius Brand. Under the orders of his spymaster, Sir Walter Bullivant, he travels in the book through England to Scotland, back to the...
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Kottō contains 20 Japanese stories, collected from different sources and translated by Lafcadio Hearn. The types of stories in this collection are widespread: There are old ghost stories Hearn is best known for (The Legend of Yurei-Daki), his own observations and musings (Pathological), as well as the translation of 'A Woman's Diary', a touching account of the life of the poorer classes in Tokyo, written at the end of the 19th century. (Summary by Availle) Archived from iTunes at...
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This is a collection of some of the delightful nonsense verses and stories by Edward Lear. A lot of them are also my favorites. The Jumblies, The Owl and the Pussy-cat; the Broom, the Shovel, The Poker and the Tongs; The Duck and the Kangaroo; The Cummerbund; The Dong with the Luminous Nose; The New Vestments; Calico Pie; The courtship of the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bo and Incidents in the Life of My Uncle Arly. Also included at no extra cost are two sections with my favorite Lear limericks. Only about...
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Typee by MELVILLE, Herman
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Typee is Herman Melville's first book, recounting his experiences after having jumped ship in the Marquesas Islands in 1842, and becoming a captive of a cannibal island tribe. It was an immediate success in America and England, and was Melville's most popular work during his lifetime. It was not until the end of the 1930's that it was surpassed in popularity by Moby Dick, more than thirty years after his death. The story provoked harsh criticism for its condemnation of missionary efforts in the...
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In Memoriam by MACKINTOSH, Ewart Alan
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 18 recordings of In Memoriam by Ewart Alan Mackintosh. This was the Weekly Poetry project for November 7th, 2010. This week's poem has been chosen for this time of remembrance. Lieutenant Ewart Alan Mackintosh M.C. was a war poet and an officer in the Seaforth Highlanders. His best poetry has been said to be comparable in quality to that of Rupert Brooke. In 1916 he led a raid in which several of his men were killed, one of whom inspired this poem. Mackintosh was...
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Prelude by MANSFIELD, Katherine
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One of the first books to be published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf's Hogarth Press, Prelude is among Katherine Mansfield's most accomplished stories, inspired by her childhood in New Zealand. (Introduction by iremonger) Archived from iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/prelude-by-mansfield-katherine/id417892914. Items in this collection are restricted.
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The Pioneers: The Sources of the Susquehanna; a Descriptive Tale is one of the Leatherstocking Tales, a series of five novels by American writer James Fenimore Cooper. The Pioneers was first of these books to be published (1823), but the period of time covered by the book (principally 1793) makes it the fourth chronologically. (The others are The Deerslayer, The Last of the Mohicans, The Pathfinder, and The Prairie.)The story takes place on the rapidly advancing frontier of New York State and...
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 19 different recordings of October by Paul Laurence Dunbar. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of October 7th, 2007. Archived from iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/october-dunbar-version-by-dunbar-paul-laurence/id789382899. Items in this collection are restricted.
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 15 recordings of "Oh, Call It by Some Better Name" by Thomas Moore. Thomas Moore was an Irish poet, singer, songwriter, and entertainer, now best remembered for the lyrics of The Minstrel Boy and The Last Rose of Summer. (Summary by Wikipedia) Archived from iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/oh-call-it-by-some-better-name-by-moore-thomas/id668309906. Items in this collection are restricted.
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The Souls of Black Folk is a well-known work of African-American literature by activist W.E.B. Du Bois. The book, published in 1903, contains several essays on race, some of which had been previously published in Atlantic Monthly magazine. Du Bois drew from his own experiences to develop this groundbreaking work on being African-American in American society. Outside of its notable place in African-American history, The Souls of Black Folk also holds an important place in social science as one...
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Jantje zag eens pruimen hangen, o! als eieren zo groot, 't Scheen, dat Jantje zou gaan plukken, schoon zijn vader 't hem verbood.’ ‘Daar alleen kan liefde woonen, daar alleen is 't leven zoet, Waar men, blij en ongedwongen, voor elkander alles doet.’ Twee citaten uit Proeve van Kleine Gedigten voor Kinderen. Van Alphen schreef voor zijn zonen drie dichtbundels (’Ziedaar, lieve wigtjes! Een bundel gedigtjes’) en gaf ze aanvankelijk anoniem uit. Deze bundels werden een groot succes,...
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Moneychangers, The by SINCLAIR, Upton
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A story of white collar crime and intrigue told from the point of view of Montague, a member of the privileged class of New York. Montague witnesses the manipulation and upset of the stock market by high financier Dan Waterman who is motivated by revenge. Waterman's character is loosely based on J.P. Morgan. (Summary by Margaret) Archived from iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/moneychangers-the-by-sinclair-upton/id382697228. Items in this collection are restricted.
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Ghost Story Collection 004 by VARIOUS
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A collection of ten pieces, read by various readers, about the unreal edges of this world in legend and story; tales of love, death and beyond. If just one story prickles the hair on the back of your neck, or prickles your eyelids with the touch of tears, we will have succeeded. Archived from iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ghost-story-collection-004-by-various/id673691317. Items in this collection are restricted.
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A $10,000 prize lures Tom into competing at a local aviation meet at Eagle Park. Tom is determined to build the fastest plane around, but his plans mysteriously disappear, which means Tom must redesign his new airplane from the beginning. (Summary by Wikipedia) Archived from iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tom-swift-and-his-sky-racer-by-appleton-victor/id668447470. Items in this collection are restricted.
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Poems by CHESTERTON, G. K.
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Originally published in 1916, this book of poetry by G.K. Chesterton includes 59 poems on a variety of subjects. Included in this are war poems, love poems, religious poems, ballades and more (Summary by Maria Therese) Archived from iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/poems-by-chesterton-g-k/id423666886. Items in this collection are restricted.
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Uncle Remus, that genial old storyteller, knows how to spin these wonderful tales about the 'criteers' that the little 6 year old boy (and many of us adults!) love to listen to. Yet the 'Brer Rabbit and 'Brer Fox and the others sound a lot like the people all around us. They tell stories about personalities and faults and virtues in a way that is unique to Uncle Remus. As the shadows grow longer outside, draw up a rocking chair next to the little boy, settle back and listen to the wise old man...
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Up the River by OPTIC, Oliver
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Up the River is the sixth and last of "The Great Western Series." The events of the story occur on the coast of Florida, in the Gulf of Mexico, and on the Mississippi River. The volume and the series close with the return of the hero, by a route not often taken by tourists, to his home in Michigan. His voyaging on the ocean, the Great Lakes, and the Father of Waters, is finished for the present; but the writer believes that his principal character has grown wiser and better since he...
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In LibriVox’s Multilingual Fairy Tale Collection, LibriVox volunteers read their favourite public-domain fairy tales. This is a collection of 20 fairy tales in 6 languages recorded by a variety of LibriVox members. Archived from iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/multilingual-fairy-tale-collection-003-by-various/id385225875. Items in this collection are restricted.
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Statesman by PLATO (Πλάτων)
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Statesman (Ancient Greek: Πολιτικός) discusses God's role in maintaining the universe and describes the statesman as a good shepherd who promotes intermarriage between the orderly and courageous. (Summary by Geoffrey Edwards) Archived from iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/statesman-by-plato-%CF%80%CE%BB%CE%AC%CF%84%CF%89%CE%BD/id791213144. Items in this collection are restricted.
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Präsidents Ida ist gerade von der Pension in der Residenzstadt zurückgekehrt und ihr Erscheinen auf dem Ball ist ein glänzender Erfolg. Doch sie hat nur Augen für den geheimnisvollen polnischen Grafen Martiniz, der jede Nacht die Stunde zwischen zwölf und ein Uhr im Münster verbringt. Aus der Residenz ergeht Befehl, den Grafen unbedingt in der Gegend zu halten, da er wegen seines beträchtlichen Vermögens mit einer nicht sehr gut beleumundeten und hoch verschuldeten Gräfin verheiratet...
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Mornings at Bow Street by WIGHT, John
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This is a collection of various articles found in Morning Herald columns. Some are found interesting, some may be hilarious! The 84 pieces of this book are actual reports throughout the 1870s newspaper written by the reporter, John Wight and Illustrated by George Cruikshank (Summary by Chris Caron) Archived from iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mornings-at-bow-street-by-wight-john/id667702350. Items in this collection are restricted.
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This is the second book in a twelve volume series, and highlights myths and legendary heroes from around the world, from Ancient Greece to Scandinavia and the Far East. They are aimed at the junior audience. (Summary by Lynne Thompson) Archived from iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/young-folks-treasury-volume-2-by-mabie-hamilton-wright/id740217038. Items in this collection are restricted.
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On the Laws by CICERO, Marcus Tullius
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On the Laws (Latin: De Legibus) was written shortly after Cicero's "On the Commonwealth" during the last years of the Roman Republic. The three surviving books (out of an original six), in order, expound on Cicero's beliefs in Natural Law, recast the religious laws of Rome (in reality a rollback to the religious laws under the king Numa Pompilius) and finally talk of his proposed reforms to the Roman Constitution. (Summary Adapted from Wikipedia) Archived from iTunes at...
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May Day by TEASDALE, Sara
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To celebrate May Day, LibriVox volunteers bring you six different recordings of May Day, by Sara Teasdale. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of April 30th, 2006.(Summary by Annie Coleman) Archived from iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/may-day-by-teasdale-sara/id729549757. Items in this collection are restricted.
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Tact by EMERSON, Ralph Waldo
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 19 recordings of Tact by Ralph Waldo Emerson. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for April 22, 2012.Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American essayist, lecturer, and poet, who led the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. He was seen as a champion of individualism and a prescient critic of the countervailing pressures of society, and he disseminated his thoughts through dozens of published essays and more than 1,500 public lectures across the United...
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War and Peace (Russian: Война и мир, Voyna i mir; in original orthography: Война и миръ, Voyna i mir") is an epic novel by Leo Tolstoy, first published from 1865 to 1869 in Russki Vestnik, which tells the story of Russian society during the Napoleonic Era. It is usually described as one of Tolstoy's two major masterpieces (the other being Anna Karenina) as well as one of the world's greatest novels. War and Peace offered a new kind of fiction, with a great many...
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Louisa May Alcott's beloved 1868 novel is about the four March girls - Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy - who are growing up in Massachusetts during the Civil War. As the novel opens, their father is away at war, and the girls are struggling to be good and to reconcile themselves to their relative poverty. Each has her trials to deal with, and they are encouraged by their loving mother, and by their friendship with their neighbor, Theodore "Laurie" Laurence.Cast:Narrator/Jo: Elizabeth KlettMeg:...
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Peter Pan by BARRIE, J. M.
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Peter Pan is the well-loved story of three children and their adventures in Neverland with the boy who refuses to grow up. Swashbuckling, fairy dust, and flight; mermaid lagoons, ticking crocodiles, and Princess Tiger Lily; second to the right and then straight on till morning. You know the story... and if you don't, please start listening immediately! (summary by Meredith Hughes) Archived from iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/peter-pan-by-barrie-j-m/id744246974. Items in this...
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Washington Irving, an author, biographer, historian, and diplomat, completed his first major work, a satire of contemporary local history and politics entitled A History of New-York from the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty, by Diedrich Knickerbocker in 1809. Prior to its publication, Irving started a promotional hoax (not unlike some modern-day publicity stunts?) by placing fake missing persons advertisements in local newspapers asking for help in locating Diedrich...
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In Londen en Parijs by DICKENS, Charles
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A Tale of Two Cities (Nederlands: In Londen en Parijs of De Geschiedenis van Twee Steden) is een roman van Charles Dickens, die zich afspeelt in Londen en Parijs ten tijde van de Franse Revolutie. De roman verscheen in wekelijkse afleveringen in het tijdschrift All the Year Round, tussen april en november 1859. Archived from iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/in-londen-en-parijs-by-dickens-charles/id666526583. Items in this collection are restricted.
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John Quincy Adams by MORSE, John T.
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This biography contains three main sections. the first covers Adams's early years and his time as a diplomat--both in America and overseas. The second tells of his two careers as Secretary of State and President. The last involves his years in the House of Representatives. (Summary by Bill Boerst) Archived from iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/john-quincy-adams-by-morse-john-t/id670831285. Items in this collection are restricted.
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Sailors Sam Dunlap and Arthur check in to a New York hotel to await their mate Vern Engdahl when a girl shows up proposing to purchase Arthur. They need guys like Arthur to help run the city, and the fact that he fits in a small suitcase is even better. – The Knights of Arthur was first published in the January 1958 edition of Galaxy Science Fiction magazine. (Summary by Gregg Margarite) Archived from iTunes at...
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Surely the most deeply-rooted need of the human soul, its purest aspiration, is for the closest possible union with God. As one turns over the pages of this little work, written by Blessed Albert the Great towards the end of his life, when that great soul had ripened and matured, one feels that here indeed is the ideal of one's hopes. (From the Preface) Archived from iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/on-union-with-god-by-albert-the-great-blessed/id417893318. Items in this collection...
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This is a tale based on Melville's experiences aboard the USS United States from 1843 to 1844. It comments on the harsh and brutal realities of service in the US Navy at that time, but beyond this the narrator has created for the reader graphic symbols for class distinction, segregation and slavery aboard this microcosm of the world, the USS Neversink. (Introduction by James K. White) Archived from iTunes at...
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 3 different recordings of Old and New Year Ditties by Christina Rossetti. Archived from iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/old-and-new-year-ditties-by-rossetti-christina/id795835463. Items in this collection are restricted.
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"The Willows" is one of Algernon Blackwood's best known creepy stories. American horror author H.P. Lovecraft considered it to be the finest supernatural tale in English literature. He wrote in his treatise "Supernatural Horror in Literature", "Here art and restraint in narrative reach their very highest development, and an impression of lasting poignancy is produced without a single strained passage or a single false note." "The Willows" is an example of...
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This is the final volume in the trilogy following the smart, stylish, divorced and independent businesswoman Emma McChesney in her career from stenographer, then drummer (traveling salesman) to owner of her own company. (The first was Roast Beef, Medium and the second Personality Plus both in the Librivox catalog). Edna Ferber first gained success with these stories and later went on to write Show Boat, Giant and other well known books. First published in 1915, Emma's son, Jock, has moved to...
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When a neighbor brings word that Grandma is sick, Mr. and Mrs. Bassett hurry off to tend to her, leaving their seven children to prepare for Thanksgiving on their own. The story of the adventures of Eph, Tilly, Prue, Seth, Sol, Roxy, and Rhody Bassett as they go sledding, face bears, tell old stories, and wrestle with plum puddings is a holiday treat fit to make anyone stop and count their own blessings. (Summary by Eden Rea-Hedrick)Cast:Narrator: Maria ThereseMrs. Bassett: Elizabeth KlettSeth...
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 19 recordings of The Window on the Hill by Madison Julius Cawein. This was the Weekly Poetry project for April 22, 2012.Madison Julius Cawein was born in Louisville, Kentucky, the fifth child of William and Christiana (Stelsly) Cawein. His father made patent medicines from herbs. Cawein thus became acquainted with and developed a love for local nature as a child. After graduating from high school, Cawein worked in a pool hall in Louisville as a cashier in Waddill's...
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A collection of folk tales mostly centred around Anansi. In West African lore Anansi is known as a trickster god, and is often depicted as either a spider, a human or a combination of both. Thus many of the stories are attempts by Anansi to trick others for his own gain. Other stories are about why certain animals act in certain ways. (Summary by Lizzie Driver) Archived from iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/west-african-folk-tales-by-barker-william-h/id740743091. Items in this...
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Verge, The by GLASPELL, Susan
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This play is Glaspell’s recognition of the way in which Victorian society left some women feeling trapped in roles for which they were unsuited. Because of the play’s non-realistic speech patterns and expressionistic elements, it was dismissed by most critics as being muddled and confusing. It has recently been ‘‘rediscovered’’ by feminist theorists, however, who see the work as an important contribution to theatre history. In 1921 when this play was first produced, women were still...
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Posterior Analytics by ARISTOTLE
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Posterior Analytics is the fourth of Aristotle's six texts on logic which are collectively known as the Organon ("Instrument"). Posterior Analytics deals with demonstration, definition, and scientific knowledge. Demonstration is distinguished as a syllogism productive of scientific knowledge, while Definition is marked as the statement of a thing's nature, a statement of the meaning of the name, or of an equivalent nominal formula. (Introduction adapted from Wikipedia) Archived from...
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Pride and Prejudice is the most famous of Jane Austen’s novels, and its opening is one of the most famous lines in English literature - “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” Its manuscript was first written between 1796 and 1797, and was initially called First Impressions, but was never published under that title. Following revisions it was published on 28 January 1813 by the same Mr. Egerton of the Military...
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John Kendrick Bangs once again takes us on a journey with the loveable, but somewhat self-opinionated and irritating Mr Idiot. (Summary by Michele Eaton) Archived from iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/genial-idiot-the-by-bangs-john-kendrick/id668404230. Items in this collection are restricted.
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Maria: or, The Wrongs of Woman is Mary Wollstonecraft's unfinished novelistic sequel to her revolutionary political treatise A Vindication of the Rights of Woman. It was published posthumously in 1798 by her husband, William Godwin. Maria revolves around the story of a woman imprisoned in an insane asylum by her husband, and focuses on the societal rather than the individual "wrongs of woman". Publicised at the same time as Wollstonecraft's memoirs, both were considered scandalous....
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The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám (Persian: رباعیات عمر خیام) is the title that Edward FitzGerald gave to his translation of a selection of poems, originally written in Persian and of which there are about a thousand, attributed to Omar Khayyám (1048–1131), a Persian poet, mathematician and astronomer. A Persian ruba'i is a two-line stanza with two parts (or hemistechs) per line, hence the word "Rubáiyát" (derived from the Arabic root word for "four"),...
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The Elements of Entomology is one of seven in a Series of First Books of Natural History Prepared for the Use of Schools and Colleges. It is a succinct little textbook from 1845 that presents an introduction to entomology. The author was a surgeon in the U.S. Navy and president of the Academy of Natural Sciences.(Summary by A.L. Gramour) Archived from iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/elements-of-entomology-the-by-ruschenberger-william/id666546586. Items in this collection are...
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Master and Man by TOLSTOY, Leo
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A land owner, Vasili Andreevich, takes along one of his peasants, Nikita, for a short journey to another town. He wishes to get to the town quickly 'for business'. They find themselves in the middle of a blizzard, but the master in his avarice wishes to press on. They eventually get lost off the road and they try to camp. The master's peasant soon finds himself about to die from hypothermia. The master leaves him on the horse to stubbornly try to find the road. When he returns, he attains a...
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Uncle Silas by LE FANU, Joseph Sheridan
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Uncle Silas is a Victorian Gothic mystery/thriller novel by the Anglo-Irish writer J. Sheridan Le Fanu. It is notable as one of the earliest examples of the locked room mystery subgenre. It is not a novel of the supernatural (despite a few creepily ambiguous touches), but does show a strong interest in the occult and in the ideas of Swedenborg. (Summary by Wikipedia) Archived from iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/uncle-silas-by-le-fanu-joseph-sheridan/id345410146. Items in this...
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Hedwig Marga de Fontayne is een naïeve, labiele vrouw die haar leven lang balanceert tussen waanzin en rede, liefde en lust, verstand en gevoel, religie en goddeloosheid. Het lukt haar niet om die balans te vinden.Hedwig is rijk en geniet van weelde, aanzien en luxe, maar leert voor haar leven ten einde is ook de zwartste kanten van het bestaan kennen met verslaving, prostitutie en armoede.Hedwig is gefascineerd door de dood en de titel is afgeleid van een psalmtekst die in het boek geciteerd...
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Short Poetry Collection 086 by VARIOUS
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This is a collection of poems read by LibriVox volunteers for the month of February 2010. Archived from iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/short-poetry-collection-086-by-various/id382882465. Items in this collection are restricted.
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 14 recordings of Verses on a Young Lady Playing on a Harpsicord and Singing by Tobias Smollett. This was the Weekly Poetry project for November 21st, 2010.Tobias George Smollett (19 March 1721 – 17 September 1771) was a Scottish poet and author. He was best known for his picaresque novels, such as The Adventures of Roderick Random (1748) and The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle (1751), which influenced later novelists such as Charles Dickens. (summary by Wikipedia)...
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Märchen 1 by GRIMM, Jacob & Wilhelm
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Anfang des 19. Jahrhunderts begannen die Brüder Jacob und Wilhelm Grimm, traditionelle, bisher vor allem mündlich weitergegebene Erzählungen zusammenzutragen. Diese Sammlung ist als die Märchen der Gebrüder Grimm weltbekannt geworden und umfaßt so berühmte Geschichten wie Rapunzel, Hänsel und Gretel, Rumpelstilzchen, Rotkäppchen und viele andere. Diese Märchen wurden später stark editiert und 'beschönt'. Die hier vorliegenden Versionen entsprechen aber stärker den originalen, teils...
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Odyssey (Book 6), The by HOMER
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Nausicaa, daughter of Alcinous, king of the Phaeacians, is asleep when Athena comes to her to suggest that she go down to the river the next morning, with her attendants. So the next morning Nausicaa persuades her parents to lend her a wagon to take clothes down to the river for washing.The party goes down to the washing pool. Nausicaa is about to fold and put away the clothing when the ship-wrecked Odysseus, who is asleep nearby, wakes up. He wonders where he is.Grabbing an olive branch to...
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Norie's series of piloting and sailing directions was something of a staple in the chart-room of 19th century British (and other) merchant vessels. The description of landmarks and ports, as well as the rules and regulations provide another viewpoint to an earlier age. Please note that these piloting directions are rather completely out of date. They are given here for purposes of historical interest only, and should not be used for navigation purposes. (Summary by P Hirvonen) Archived from...
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Ziska by CORELLI, Marie
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The story revolves around the mysterious Princess Ziska, who captivates a set of European tourists who are spending time in exotic Egypt. The story is a mystery involving reincarnation, romance & a touch of mild horror. (introduction by ilianthe) Archived from iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ziska-by-corelli-marie/id666141865. Items in this collection are restricted.
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Three Ecumenical Creeds by UNKNOWN
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"Ecumenical creeds" is an umbrella term used in the western church to refer to the Nicene Creed, the Apostles' Creed, and the Athanasian Creed. The ecumenical creeds are also known as the universal creeds. These creeds are accepted by almost all mainstream Christian denominations in the western church, including the Roman Catholic Church, Anglican churches and Lutheran churches. A creed by definition is a summary or statement of what one believes it originates from the Latin credo...
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This book is written to Christians who profess to believe the Bible as God's revelation, but whose "lives are filled with discomfort and unrest." Smith aims to show that the Bible's claim that God is the "the God of all comfort" is not an over-advertisement or misunderstanding, but that it is possible to avail ourselves of the doubts and heavy anxieties that plague so many Christians. By explaining God's part and man's part, Smith aims to show her readers that it is possible...
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Short Poetry Collection 042 by VARIOUS
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LibriVox’s Short Poetry Collection 042: a collection of 20 public-domain poems. Archived from iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/short-poetry-collection-042-by-various/id752712885. Items in this collection are restricted.
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